As people age, their skin begins to lose a lot of its collagen. Collagen is essential for helping the skin to spring back after smiling, laughing, or frowning. Unfortunately, a lack of collagen can lead to increased wrinkles and lines. Instead of growing old gracefully, individuals now have a range of treatment options to help them overcome the signs of aging and look younger than they ever thought was possible.
What to Expect From a Facelift
Over the years, many advances have been made in medical science, and cosmetic procedures are now more popular than ever before. Although facelifts are an invasive surgery, they are now less invasive than ever before and more effective.
Today, individuals can go with a traditional facelift or have a thread facelift, depending on their particular facial issue and their preference. Traditional facelifts involve incisions made behind the ears and the hairline. The skin is then pulled tighter so the wrinkles and lines are erased. A facelift may also be accompanied by a chin and neck lift to further compliment the face and reduce the signs of aging.
Surgeons who perform facelifts are very careful to make sure the incisions are placed in very precise locations so there will be no visible scarring. Because the incisions can now be made smaller and less intrusive, the recovery times for facelifts have greatly decreased over the years.
What Happens During the Healing Process?
After a facelift procedure, patients will be sleepy from the anesthetic that was used during surgery. It is important patients have someone to drive them home and be there to care for them for the first twenty-four hours.
Rest and hydration are vital during the recovery process. Patients may feel soreness and some degree of pain, depending on the type of facelift they had carried out. Following the instructions of the surgeon is important for recovery.
To see if you are a good candidate for a facelift, call the office and schedule a consultation appointment. You can also check out Dr Zacharia’s YouTube profile to learn more about the many cosmetic procedures he offers for patients.